(2017) ‘Altered states of unconscious: a question of elf and safety’ by William Rowlandson

Psychedelic pharmacology for the 21st century: Breaking convention (London, UK: Strange Attractor Press) 163-175 

The pesky pixies and naughty numens just won’t go away. They have been with us for millennia and they will remain with us, one assumes, for millennia. Ghostly stick beings and therianthropes adorn our ancestors’ cave walls. St Paul admonished the Corinthians to reject demons and pagan idolatry, and Christianity has since then had troubled relationship with sprites and spirits, fairies, elves and goblins. Why elves – why now? 

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